How To Cook Delicious Pork Belly

How To Cook Chili, Sumac Pork Belly

You have to try pork belly if you haven’t already. If you have, well, you know how amazing the tender, juicy meat is.

Ideally, what you’ll want to do is get a pork belly that will fit in your crock pot. Crock pots work well for cooking pork belly because it needs a long time to cook. The longer it cooks, it seems, the more tender it gets, and the more delicious. I was amazed at just how delicious the pork actually turned out. Every bit of it fell apart, and even the bones just pulled out of the meat with no problem at all.

What you’ll need

  • One pork belly
  • Broccoli and cauliflower for mash
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Sumac
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Chilli powder
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Butter/olive oil

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How to cook paleo pork belly

  • Prepare the pork belly by salting the meat all over. You can make up your own combination of sumac, chili, salt and black pepper. I used an equal(ish) amount of all of them and it worked well. Honestly though I’d like to use more sumac as its lemon like flavour works so well with pork. 
  • Heat up a large skillet and put some good fat in it. I used duck fat, but you can use butter or any high smoke point oil. Sear the pork belly on all sides, even the sides. Cook for one minute each side. It’s worth timing to get the best result.
  • Put all the veggies in your slow cooker and then place the pork belly on top of them.
  • Cook for 4.5 to 5 hours.
  • Enjoy the magnificent meal you have just cooked!
  • Oops I almost forgot, somewhere in this whole process, steam the broccoli and cauliflower for a while and then use a potato masher to turn both of them into mash. You might want to add some salt and butter to taste.

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Delicious!

Paleo Chocolate Bon-Bons (You’ve got to try these…)

If you’ve got a bit of a sweet tooth then you might have had some difficulty in finding delicious, paleo (as much as possible) and easy to make treats.

Many paleo focused blogs focus on trying to replace ingredients in recipes, especially desserts or treats, with ingredients that are paleo. Sometimes, this doesn’t work too well because there are some ingredients which actually don’t work in paleo versions of these recipes.

I know, that’s pretty sad. 

Well, these paleo chocolate bon-bons are a rare exception to the notion that certain recipes can’t be “converted” to paleo. These are mostly (like 95%) paleo, and are absolutely mouthwatering. 

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Paleo Chocolate Bon-Bons

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp almond flour
  • 1 – 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp raw honey
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp coconut dessicated
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

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What to do:

  • Combine all the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Make sure everything is well mixed together. The mixture should be relatively dry because the balls should hold themselves together, but not droop down with time. 
  • Gently melt the butter, honey and vanilla essence in a pot on the stove. 
  • Pour the melted mixture into the dry ingredients and mix completely.
  • Lay out a piece of baking paper and carefully use two teaspoons to portion out the mixture, then use your hands to roll it into balls. You can choose how large you’d like the balls (bon bons?) to be, but a smaller size results in a more delicate, mouth sized treat. 
  • Optional: If you like, melt a little dark chocolate and put a blob of it under each bon bon. This just adds an additional dimension to these awesome treats!
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Rows and rows of deliciousness

There you have it. One of the most delicious, easy to make, ingredient friendly paleo treats you can make. The texture of the almond flour and chia seeds is quite something to behold, and these can even be eaten for breakfast (in moderation).

Be warned though; they are insanely moreish. You just can’t stop eating the things, so make a lot of them!

Enjoy,
Andrew

 

Encourage A Paleo Ecosystem

How do you get the whole family to participate in the magic that is paleo?

If you’ve been a follower of the paleo diet or in fact have tried any other way of eating for any length of time, you have more than likely come across some sort of friction between your family and yourself when it comes to dietary choices.

Most of the time this friction will occur where your choices in food is out of the ordinary. No bread, pasta or sugar in your food will probably get some sort of response from most people who eat according to a western style diet. Some people will worry about you not getting enough carbohydrates, or that your fat intake is going to destroy your waistline, or that your cholesterol is going to turn your heart nuclear.

None of these worries are founded in proper wisdom, and whether you like it or not it will become your responsibility to educate those you care about on the troubles of eating high carbohydrate diets based heavily in grains.

Don’t worry too much though, you don’t have to take the responsibility as seriously as you may imagine. It is more a guiding hand sort of responsibility than ruling with an iron fist. At the end of the day, it is each person’s responsibility to make the right decisions when it comes to what you eat, how you exercise and how you view and embrace health.

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Making a game of food buying

Why not take the kids to the store and make a game of the actual food buying process?

This time is a good place to teach your children, no matter the age, what healthy food looks, smells and feels like. Let them touch the fruits and vegetables on display and decide which ones are their favourites. Avoid the aisles that are psychologically designed to feed into what a child is exposed to. Giant, happy, friendly cartoon characters punting sugary, basically poisonous breakfast cereals which are void of any nutritional value. These foods are designed to get a child to eat them, get addicted to them, and ultimately contribute to that child’s understanding of what makes up basic nutrition. 

This is wrong to me. I think that if there were no breakfast cereals available people would instantly be healthier

Especially children.

A simple way of getting the little people to buy into the food buying game is to allow them some freedom to learn what they like. Allow them to choose one food that will go towards making dinner, for example. Try and keep to the healthy areas, and encourage them to make better decisions. Allow them to choose whatever they like, but if they make an obviously bad choice, say, bread rolls smothered in cheese, guide their focus to something more nutritious. Sweet potatoes perhaps.

Feed their senses

This step is not only limited to the little members of your family, but the old too. Farmers markets are much more vibrant and colourful than a supermarket, and give a more “real” representation of what good food actually is. Wether its hand selecting vegetables or asking for specific cuts of meat, the experience is engaging and attractive.

Make it a mission

Outlining goals for a shopping trip keeps kids engaged and lets them take responsibility for what they eat, and consequently you eat too. Allow your kids to choose foods based on requirements you need. “Two green vegetables and some meat please!”

Let them go out and find what they think would work well together and make dinner with what they bring back. It is a fun, simple and very rewarding experience  not to mention it totally changes the shopping experience for the little guys.

But don’t be militaristic

Remember that all of this is about having fun, spending time together and bonding. The beauty here is that you are instilling in your kids vital good nutrition making skills from an early age. It’s all about future proofing their health. Why not start on day one by associating pleasure with healthy foods.

Let everyone in the family contribute to dinner in simple ways. Don’t assign overly complicated tasks to people when they obviously aren’t interested in doing them. Fortunately, being paleo means not many peeling of vegetable jobs will be passed around like a hot potato. Keep the mood light and make it a family event rather than a chore.

This level of participation may only work for preparation, as certain dishes need only require one chef.

Get primal

Let everyone eat with their hands. This obviously works best if the food is actually hand friendly. Ribs, broccoli and chicken wings are great primal eating foods that carry with them a simple primal eating experience. Broccoli snaps in your mouth and the eating of ribs requires the use of some of your oldest teeth, the canines. If kids are involved who aren’t ready for this sort of eating, pre-prepare the food for their consumption and sit with them when you both eat the same food with your hands. There is no reason why the little ones can’t eat what the big ones are eating.

To me this is hugely important. I’d love to experiment with removing a level of “difference” between how kids and adults eat and see what sort of dynamic is would create between a family unit.

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It’s all about the fun

Foraging, preparing and eating foods in as real a way as possible will help ingrain some really great food principles in young ones, but I’ve found that even older people are ready to reexplore the food and nutrition parts of their lives. We are all human, and we all want to experience new and old things everyday.

Preparing food in the ways mentioned above is also a great way to help people understand just what goes into a tasty, healthy dish. What does fat do to a meal?  How does it change the flavour of a dish? What does it do to the texture of a meal?

Which fats are healthy?

This sort of learning experience happens naturally when the meals are simple and easy to see. What I mean is that with many western diet dishes such as pasta based meals the foods incorporated all sort of blend into one “food”. With a primal approach to the selection, preparation and cooking of foods, most foods retain their original form. This makes it clear that each food has its place and can open the door for explaining the nutritional differences between meat and vegetables for example.

Keep well,

Andrew The Caveman

 

Smoked Foods and Paleo, Toss It In The Fire?

How does smoked food tie into the paleo diet?

The paleo diet allows for many different cooking methods, steaming, boiling, frying (in good fats of course), roasting and open flame cooking. There are many ways to cook food so that it is safe to eat and delicious. However, smoking food always seems to get a bad rap. Is it because its name associates itself with burning? Perhaps the burning of food? 

I don’t think so…

Smoking certain foods can actually benefit their nutritional profiles. Take for example salmon. Provided the temperature of the smoke and its associated heat is below 95 degrees Celcius, it appears as though the Omega-3’s found in our favoured fishy friends actually become more stable, and because of that I’m assuming more bio-available, too. I’m not sure how our cavemen ancestors discovered smoking food, but it is historically one of the oldest methods of preserving foods.

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Modern cave smoked salmon…

I think that much like that old saying “It’s not that the wind is blowing, it’s what the wind is blowing” applies to smoking food as well. Most mass produced smoked foods, such as smoked salmon, are probably smoked with whatever is available to burn. Saw dust is a common smoking fuel source, presumably because it’s cheap and burns well. What you really want though is a wood source that is as pure as possible and that won’t alter the flavour of the fish past what will already change as a result of the actual smoking. Sounds tricky, but in reality all this requires is some wood which is easy enough to burn so that it smokes, but not full of pesticides and that sort of thing.

Our ancestors, and in this instance Native American Indians used to expose meat and fish to smoke and the air at the same time. This basically dried out the meat and preserved it for future eating slightly. Strictly speaking, meat “cooked” in this way actually doesn’t cook at all, as heat levels are actually pretty low. Smoke has an effect on foods where it “coats” its surface with antioxidant containing phenolic compounds. These phenolics help prevent meat going rancid and also enhance its nutritional value somewhat.

Quite smart, our ancestors were. That is of course assuming that our common cavemen ancestors were indeed smoking foods. Regardless, it is a huge part of many different cultures cuisine and is simple, resource efficient and necessary for survival in certain situations, such as surviving winter or a drought.

How to ensure smoked foods are as paleo as possible

I’d recommend ensuring that if you do buy smoked foods that they are smoked using real wood and not synthetic or other methods. I’m sure there are some really horrible chemical methods that are used to smoke large amounts of foodstuff, and that is scary.

Keep well!

Andrew

Paleo Breakfast Muffins Make For A Quick and Easy Breakfast

Quick Paleo Breakfast Muffins!

When you see how simple it is to make these paleo breakfast muffins using all the ingredients you would normally find in a great, wholesome breakfast, you might just cook them for yourself, for friends, or even some of your work colleagues. I really enjoy trying out new paleo breakfast ideas and recipes, and this is by far the best one I’ve had in a long time. Not only are these awesome breakfast muffins super easy to make with little cooking effort involved at all, they keep well and are great eaten cold. If you are looking to enjoy a full breakfast, paleo style of course, with little preperation and cleanup required, then these guys may be the best quick paleo breakfast idea you’ve ever tried…

Just follow the below recipe and enjoy some high protein, low carbohydrate paleo breakfast muffins in no time!

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These quick paleo breakfast muffins are great for almost all ocassions! I happened to make these this morning for some guests and they polished them off in no time. They look cool and always get a great reaction from people!

Paleo Breakfast Muffin Ingredients:

  • Eggs: Half the amount of muffins you want to make
  • Bacon: I like to use bacon that has a large surface area. So something like back bacon works well as you can spread the bacon around the muffin tray very effectively.
  • Butter or coconut oil
  • Tomato
  • Mushrooms
  • Whatever else you think would work in a paleo breakfast muffin

How To Make Them:

  • Use butter or coconut oil to line each cup of a muffin or cupcake tray. Make sure there is a sufficient coating on the tray as sometimes if the tray is well used the breakfast muffins tend to stick
  • Line each muffin cup with about two pieces of bacon. I’ve used both less and more bacon, and it seems that two pieces of back bacon line the cup most effectively, while still allowing for enough egg and filling mixture to be placed inside of it.
  • Scramble up the eggs in a bowl
  • Gently pour even amounts (about 2/3rds) into each bacon filled cup. Remember that when the egg cooks it will rise!
  • Drop whatever you want to fill the breakfast muffin with gently into the egg mixture. I like to use tomatoes, mushrooms and even broccoli, but you could really use anything you like!
  • Cook for around 15-20 minutes in the oven at 180 degrees C/350 degrees F
  • If you would like to brown the top of the muffins, place them under the grill for a minute or two. Be careful not to burn them!
  • Serve!

For more awesome paleo recipes, checkout my review of some of the top paleo diet cookbooks currently out there!

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Be sure to try to cover as much of the muffin cup as possible so that the breakfast muffin is easy to remove!
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These are some paleo breakfast muffins I made previously using some leftover broccoli. Note that the tops of the broccoli got a little crispy after I put them under the grill, pretty!

Note: These breakfast muffins work great with leftovers or parts of last night’s dinner. I have in the past for example used roast vegetables, chicken and even steak as a filling with great results.

This recipe is probably my favourite in terms of making a highly nutritious, fun, easy and most importantly quick paleo breakfast. They are simple to cook, don’t require any fancy ingredients, and keep for a good while in the fridge. You can even freeze them and defrost as needed (lunch or maybe even paleo road trip food!).

Thanks for reading! Comment if you’ve tried and liked them or have your own twist on this great, easy paleo breakfast idea!

 

Cheers,
Andrew

 

Coconut Oil: Is It The Best High-Temperature cooking Oil?

Cooking according to paleo guidelines may seem to be difficult because of the diet’s specific cooking fat requirements. The most common of these is without a doubt coconut oil. Coconut oil may or may not be difficult to find in your local food stores, if it’s easy to find, good for you! For the rest of us, we’ll have to search alternate places for our coconut requirements!

Why Coconut Oil Is Great For Cooking

Coconut oil is rich in three acids effective in treating a multitude of conditions which are either “naturally” developed, or externally developed in the body. Coconut oil is regarded unofficially as being a mircale food which can treat everything from skin conditions such as acne to lowering the symptoms of HIV. The HIV bit I’m not so sure about, however I am aware of the benefits of coconut oil in cooking.

Coconut oil is largely non-genetically modified, and as such is much more balanced in terms of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. Also, because vegetable based oils actually oxidise when exposed to heat, they are actually pretty bad for your body. Vegetable based oils rich in omega 6 fatty acids, and because of their large rate of consumption in modern culture, contribute to omega 3 and 6 imbalances.

Enter coconut oil, none of the degenerative properties of vegetable oils and olive oil, all while maintaining an amazing level of stability with heat. Coconut oil is simple to digest, rich in omegas and helps in lowering cholesterol. 

 

Coconut Oil vs Olive Oil

Coconut oil beats olive oil initially in that it has a better balance of saturated fats. Also, because of the trans fat free cholesterol found in coconut oil, the body promotes a healthier balance of good and bad cholesterol. Coconut oil promotes better cholesterol metabolism so the “bad” cholesterol is dealt with more effectively. Due to the fact that olive oil has a lower smokeing temperature than coconut oil, coconut oil is the logical choice when being used for heat based cooking. Olive oil on the other hand should be used for cold meals such as salads etc.

Another reason vegetable oils aren’t that great for you is that when heated and broken down somewhat, they can promote blood platelet stickiness. This is bad as your platelets are required for the repair of cuts and bruises, being involved with the reperation of tissue as well as being responsible for the stopping of bleeding. Olive oil and coconut oil share a similar amount of calories per 100ml; 890 and 892 calories respectively.

When choosing oils one should always ensure that virgin or extra virgin varients are used. This is related to the process of preperation of the oil and generally signifies a level of the highest quality obtainable.

 

Where Can I Buy Coconut Oil?

Well, online of course! Check out the below selection of high quality coconut oils available online:

 Nature’s Way Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

  • Certified organic
  • Hexane-free
  • Non-bleached
  • Unrefined.

Click here for pricing information

 

Nutiva Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

  • Certified organic
  • Hexane-free
  • Non-bleached
  • Unrefined.

 

Click here for pricing information

 

Jarrow Formulas Coconut Oil 100% Organic Extra Virgin

Again,

 

  • Certified organic
  • Hexane-free
  • Non-bleached
  • Unrefined.

Click here for pricing information

 

Coconut oil is also great for desert making. I know of a great coconut ice recipe that is as close to paleo as you can get!

Keep well!

Andrew.

Paleo Ice Cream: Does It Really Work?

Does Paleo Ice Cream Even Exist? 

Sure it does, and it’s delicious.

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Who doesn’t like ice cream?

The biggest challenge when making paleo ice cream is probably the fact that no milk and sugar are allowed. What? Ice cream, with no cream?

Exactly!

The consistency of ice cream is achieved by using a combination of almonds and coconut. Sweetness is derived from honey and vanilla beans. The nicest thing about making paleo coconut ice cream is that it doesn’t require that much work or ingredients.

Find the paleo ice cream recipe below and get your snowman on!

Makes around 1 litre of ice cream.

Ingredients:

  • Raw Almonds: About 1 cup
  • Egg yolks: 6 yolks
  • Shredded coconut: 2 cups, make sure it is unsweetened!
  • Vanilla bean: 1 bean should be good!
  • Honey: Around a quarter cup,  or to taste
  • Water: Add to desired consistency

How to prepare:

  • Soak the almonds until they are soft. This can take all night so prepare in advance. Make sure they are rinsed properly before the soaking.
  • Blend the soaked almonds in a food processor with water. Aim for quite a smooth consistency.
  • Use a super-fine strainer to remove the almond pulp from the blended mixture.
  • Boil your kettle and add around two cups to the coconut. Blend the mixture for around 5 minutes on high. Everything must be super smooth.
  • Again, strain the coconut pulp to remove any solid bits.
  • Have a pot ready on the stove heated to a medium heat, add the almond and cocount mixture and stir.
  • Cut open the vanilla bean and add it to the pot.
  • Seperate the egg yolks and add them to the mixture.
  • Stir the mixture frequently and control the heat so that its just below simmering. This is very important!
  • Make sure the mixture never simmers. This will curdle some of the ingredients. 
  • Keep mixing until a desirable consistency is reached. A good way to judge is to check if the custard sticks to the back of a wooden spoon, and has a consistency like that of cream.
  • Remove the mixture from the heat and let it cool off. It should be allowed to cool to room temperature.
  • Remove the vanilla bean and remove the seeds from the pod, add the seeds back to the mixture.
  • Add the honey and stir it in completely.
  • Put the mixture in the fridge, and once its cooled down enough, you can freeze it.
  • Serve!

See? Not really that difficult.

So get to it, and let us know how it goes?

Enjoy!

Andrew.

Paleo Stuffed Peppers: Making Awesome Paleo Stuffed Peppers

This weekend I tried some stuffed peppers a friend had made, and it got me thinking about how I could make some paleo okay stuffed peppers of my own. These would obviously have to not include any rice, grains or dairy products. Most of the recipes I have discovered online aren’t very paleo, so we’re going to have to try some reverse engineering to get things right.

When I think of stuffed peppers I think of Mexican food, and when I think of Mexican food I think of pork. This gave me an idea to make some pork filled paleo stuffed peppers. If you’ve read my blog at all you’ll know that I love pork. Check this article out, too!

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Paleo Stuffed Peppers: Pork, Spinach and Sundried Tomatoe

Sundried tomatoe and spinach flavors are amazing, and can possibly only be enhanced by the addition of feta cheese. Seeing as though feta cheese, or really any cheese for that matter isn’t paleo compliant, we have to exclude them from the recipe. Dairy is bad for the body in any case and is not on the paleo diet foods list, so it’s really not a biggy removing cheese from our paleo stuffed peppers recipes.

Ingredients:

  • Lean pork mince, around 500 grams.
  • Peppers: You can go for a multitude of colours to make them look cool. A variation in size is also good, especially when serving children. Not: The flavour profile of sun-driedtomato may not be to every child’s liking.
  • Spinach: Quite a bit, because we want to pack the pepper pretty well.
  • Sun-dried tomatoes: The more the better.
  • Spices: For the pork.

How to prepare:

  • Cut off the top of the peppers; the part where the stem comes out is good.
  • Clean and remove all the innards of the pepper and remove them.
  • For the pork: I like to mix the mince in quite a bit of olive oil and salt and pepper. You can try and use something like wok sauce or soy sauce to give the pork a robust flavour. Salt is magic with pork.
  • Break up the spinach with your hands, if you have baby spinach (my favourite) break it up less vigorously.
  • Mix the broken up spinach with the sun-driedtomatoes and drizzle with some more olive oil.
  • Pack the peppers with the spinach and tomatoe mixture. You can pack them quite tight.
  • After you’ve packed the peppers, put the cap with the stem back on top.

How to cook:

  • Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees celcius.
  • Place the peppers on a baking tray.
  • Cook for around 20 minutes.
  • Eat like a caveman!

While I’m not sure that cavemen would have made something quite this delicious, they would certainly understand it’s ingredients. That’s an interesting way of looking at the paleo diet hey?

I hope you enjoy,

Andrew.

Paleo Smoothie: How To Make The Ultimate Breakfast Smoothie

Making The Ultimate Paleo Breakfast Smoothie

There is relatively limited information available for making great paleo smoothies, and much less on actually making great smoothies for breakfast. I think that a smoothie is a great way to deliver a healthy shot of easy to digest nutrients into the body. It has long been known that liquid is easier for the body to digest and metabolise nutrients, so why not take this idea to the extreme and liquidise whole foods into a morning smoothie?

I think that in theory this should work great if you are a fan of protein shakes and other liquid nutrition supplements. The idea of drinking your breakfast may not sound that appealing, but if you think about the efficiency it presents in the delivery of multiple food groups into your stomach in one go it really starts to make sense. I imagine that for the protein in the shake one would use eggs, either whole or egg whites. My preference here would be to go for whole eggs. Next would be something like bacon or gammon. Remember that you’ll need to cook either before throwing them in the blender to make your paleo smoothie. Lastly and perhaps finally, you should add some vegetables. I’d also recommend cooking these to ensure that there aren’t any toxins present, like those found in broccoli for example.

“Goitrogens: a class of toxins in food which suppress the function of the thyroid gland by interfering with iodine uptake. Long term exposure can cause an enlargement of the thyroid (goiter). Foods containing these substances include soybeans (and soybean products such as tofu), pine nuts, peanuts, millet, strawberries, pears, peaches, spinach, bamboo shoots, radishes, horseradish, and vegetables in the genus Brassica (bok choy, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, canola, cauliflower, Chinese cabbage, collard greens, kale, kohlrabi, mustard greens, rutabagas, and turnips.” More information can be found by clicking here. 

I’d also like to add some spinach to the mix. Below I’ve made up a recipe that I think will work well from the standpoint of nutrition and effective nutrient delivery.

Paleo Smoothie Recipe: Eggs, Bacon, Broccoli and Spinach Smoothie

Paleo Smoothie

 Ingredients:

  • 3 whole eggs
  • A handful of spinach(cooked)
  • A handful of broccoli (cooked)
  • A handful of bacon or gammon(cooked)
  • Couple of ice cubes

Preperation:

  • None really!
  • Add all the ingredients into a blender and go at a high speed until liquid
  • Add water to turn the mixture into a more drinkable consistency

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that this is probably not going to taste that great, but just try it and focus on it’s nutritional benefits. If you like, go for some added spices, perhaps some paprika? I don’t know, I’m pretty new to making smoothies, and certainly new to making paleo smoothie recipes work.

I’ll write back after I’ve tried this out myself!

Keep well,
Andrew

Paleo Diet Dessert Recipes: Because Even Caveman Need Treats

I’m a fan of simple recipes where each ingredient can be tasted individually, that’s why the paleo dessert recipes I enjoy are really simple.

Since the sheer nature of desserts is that of being unhealthy, these recipes might blur the lines as to what is paleo acceptable. For example:

Paleo Diet Dessert Recipes

Warm Milk With Maple Syrup

I don’t think that the idea of milk consumption is that outlandish, especially when considering that our ancestors must have discovered that it was edible.

Simply add some maple syrup to a glass of freshly heated milk, the flavor is absolutely amazing, one of my favorite tastes in the whole world. You really need to use fresh, proper maple syrup for it to work correctly, that fake syrup you buy has a weird taste that is no where near the flavor of proper maple syrup. The beauty here is that it’s a really simple recipe, that requires two ingredients. Great stuff!

 

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Rooibos Tea With Honey

You may be wondering why I’m listing recipes which are simple. Well, as said before, I love simple things. You also may be asking yourself what rooibos tea is? Well, it’s an originally South African tea brewed from the rooibos or red bush plant. It has an amazing aroma and is very easy to brew.

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Basically all you do is brew a cup of rooibos tea (generally you’ll need to let the bag steep for around 5-8 minutes), then you add some honey. The flavor is too delicious, and makes for a great way of curbing any sort of sugar craving you might be harboring. This is one of my favorites!

Paleo Chocolate  Cake Ramakins

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Ingredients:

  • About a cup of dark chocolate, the darker the better.
  • Vanilla extract: Half a teaspoon.
  • Eggs: Two.
  • Salt: Just a pinch.
  • Coconut flour: Two teaspoons.
  • Honey, or if you are being naughty, sugar: About two tablespoons worth.
  • Virgin coconut oil: Around four tablespoons, you’ll also need to use some to grease the ramekins.

How to make:

  • Preheat the oven to around 375 degrees fahrenheit.
  • Heat the chocolate and the coconut oil in the microwave and stir until smooth. Let it cool off properly to one side.
  • Beat the eggs in another bowl and add vanilla, salt and sugar/honey. Mix everything until its all frothy.
  • Once you’ve got a good mixture, pour it over the chocolate. Sift the coconout flower over the top of everything.
  • Mix everything together. Make sure it’s properly mixed!
  • Pour the mixture into the ramekins, but ensure they aren’t totally filled because the mixture will rise!
  • Bake for around 10 minutes or until the mixture is cooked all the way through.
  • Once they are cooked, remove from the oven and enjoy immediately!
I hope you enjoy these super simple(mostly) paleo dessert recipes, they are easy to make and very easy to enjoy. 
Keep well and don’t indulge too much! haha!
Andrew